#52ancestors No. 18 – Richard August Joachim Johannes Freytag

I am slowly catching up with the 52 ancestors challenge from Amy over at www.nostorytoosmall.com

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This is my No 18. My 2nd cousin 3x removed Richard August Joachim Johannes FREYTAG.

birth certificate Richard Freytag

birth certificate Richard Freytag

 

He would celebrate his 130th birthday today. He was born on July 6, 1884 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany as oldest son of Joachim Heinrich Claus FREYTAG and his wife Caroline Auguste Elisabeth née KABEN.

Three weeks later, on July 27, 1884 he got christened in the beautiful church of Diedrichshagen.

The same church he got confirmed in on March 26, 1899.

church & cemetary Diedrichshagen

church & cemetary Diedrichshagen

When I go back home to visit my parents I love to jump in the car and drive the roughly 30 km. There is a small bench on the church cemetary I like to sit on and to think about how my ancestors have been baptised or were married there.

The 1900 census record states him living as a farm labourer living in Diedrichshagen. It is not mentioned, but I guess he was working on his father’s farm.

On February 19, 1909 he married the farmer’s daughter Berta Wilhelmine Elise WARNKE from Kastahn, the neighbour village.

wedding certificate Kaben & Freytag

wedding certificate Warnke & Freytag

The couple had five children born between 1910 and 1915

  • Elisabeth Anna Emma Paula Auguste FREYTAG (* June 18, 1910)
  • Werner Joachim Hans Hermann August FREYTAG (* July 17, 1912)
  • Gertrude Wilhelmine Caroline Henriette FREYTAG (* October 16, 1913)
  • Hertha Dora Johanna FREYTAG (* December 11, 1915)
  • Magda Emma Margarethe FREYTAG (* December 11, 1915)

When you take a closer look at the birth certificate above, you can see a small stamped remark on the bottom of the record. There the registrar noted that Richard died in 1971  in Grevesmühlen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

 

 

March 30 – Joachim Heinrich August Kaben

On behalf of the Danish King Frederik III. does Erik Niels Smit fly the Danebrog on the caribbean island Saint Thomas on March 30, 1666. This is the beginning of the colony Danish West Indies.

On March 30, 1806 does Napoléon Bonaparte declare his younger brother Joseph Bonaparte as King of Naples.

And on my family tree? We meet the cattle dealer Joachim Heinrich August KABEN who died on March 30, 1913 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

death record Joachim Heinrich August Kaben

death record Joachim Heinrich August Kaben

Joachim was born on August 9, 1833 in Diedrichshagen. He was the second of five children of the farmer Hans Heinrich KABEN and his wife Wilhelmine née BRUHN.

According to the census record of his family for 1867 he worked as a lumberman in Diedrichshagen (Joachim’s entry is the third one).

census record KABEN family Diedrichshagen

census record KABEN family Diedrichshagen

On July 21, 1871 he married the farmer’s daughter Maria Sophia Elisabeth Margarethe MEIER in Groß Trebbow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Following their marriage Maria moved with him to Diedrichshagen.

The couple had five children I know of far. But there is an eight year gap between child three and four. I guess there are more children, though.

Joachim got laid to rest in Diedrichshagen on April 4, 1913.

March 11 – August Carl Heinrich Kaben

On March 11, 1990 Lithuania declares its indepence from the Soviet Union. The president of the parliament, Vytautas Landsbergis becomes commissionary head of state.

The first judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Amsterdam gave their oath in a formal ceremony on March 11, 2003.

On my family tree we meet August Carl Heinrich KABEN.

He was born on March 11, 1872 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. His father Joachim Heinrich August KABEN was selling stock and cattle. He was married to Maria Sophia Elisabeth Margarethe née MEIER from Groß Trebbow, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

August was the firstborn child of the couple. Four more should follow until 1886.

On April 18, 1886 August received his lutheranian confirmation in the church of Diedrichshagen.

The 1900 census states him as being married, living in Diedrichshagen, working as an assistant of a cattle dealer. I guess, he was working for his father, but have no proof of that.

One year before, his daughter Emmi KABEN is born, of her mother I only have the first name “Anna”.

The 1919 census shows him, his wife and his daughter also living in Diedrichshagen.

And that is the last trace I have of him so far. Any KABEN cousins out there?

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February 21 – August Joachim Johannes Freytag

Michail Fjodorowich Romanov gets elected Tsar of Russia on February 21, 1613. He started the dynasty of the Romanovs.

February 21, 1916 is the day one of the Battle of Verdun in World War I. This battle should last til December 18, 1916.

On my family tree, we meet my 2nd cousin 4x removed August Joachim Johannes FREYTAG who died on February 21, 1893 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

death certificate August Freytag

death certificate August Freytag

His father Joachim Heinrich Claus FREYTAG registered his death with the officials on the same day.

August was born on December 6, 1891 and received his christening on February 21, 1891 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. As far as I know by now he is the second son of Joachim Heinrich Claus FREYTAG and his wife Caroline Auguste Elisabeth née KABEN. But I have a gap of 7 years between the two sons, therefore I guess there are more children which I just have to find.

August got laid to rest on the church cemetary of Diedrichshagen on February 25, 1893.

 

 

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December 6 – Today in my family tree

On December 6, 1917 the parliament in Helsinki declares Finland’s independence from Russia.

The first volume of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica gets published on December 6, 1768.

I have a little boy today in my family tree.

My second cousin 3x removed August Joachim Johannes FREYTAG is born on December 6, 1891 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany.

He is the second child of Joachim Heinrich Claus FREYTAG and Caroline Auguste Elisabeth KABEN. But there is a seven year gap between him and his older brother. My guess is that there are more siblings which I haven’t found yet.

He received his christening on December 26, 1891 in Diedrichshagen.

Only a bit over one year later he died on February 21, 1893 and got laid to rest on February 25, 1893 in Diedrichshagen.